03 Jan 2017

Pentagon subcontractor leaks classified personnel data

“A security researcher at the MacKeeper Security Research Center has revealed a Pentagon subcontractor exposed sensitive U.S. military health care personnel data thanks to an insecure server backup protocol. MacKeeper’s Chris Vickery determined that at least 11 gigabytes of confidential data — including that of active top-secret security clearance holders

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03 Jan 2017

Chinese hackers stole Google search engine secrets

“As Jake Bebber, a U.S. Cyber Command military officer, put it, the threat from China and its strategy of seeking the destruction of the United States have been misunderstood by the U.S. government and military. ‘China seeks to win without fighting, so the real danger is not that America will

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03 Jan 2017

US Charges 3 Chinese Citizens with Hacking into Law Firms for Insider Info

“Three Chinese citizens made $4 million in illegal profits after hacking into New York-based law firms for insider information about pending mergers and acquisitions, according to a Justice Department release.” Source: US Charges 3 Chinese Citizens with Hacking into Law Firms for Insider Info – Nextgov.com

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03 Jan 2017

US Charges 3 Chinese Citizens with Hacking into Law Firms for Insider Info

“Three Chinese citizens made $4 million in illegal profits after hacking into New York-based law firms for insider information about pending mergers and acquisitions, according to a Justice Department release.” Source: US Charges 3 Chinese Citizens with Hacking into Law Firms for Insider Info – Nextgov.com

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03 Jan 2017

European Security Watchdog OSCE Hacked

“Hackers targeted the IT systems of the international security monitoring group Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the group’s spokeswoman said Wednesday.” Source: European Security Watchdog OSCE Hacked – Nextgov.com

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03 Jan 2017

Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation

“As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility, according to experts and officials close to the investigation.” Source: Russian government hackers do

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03 Jan 2017

Is This the Accidental Mastermind in the DNC Hack?

“The list of characters that the White House is sanctioning for participating in the ‘Fancy Bear’ DNC hacks reads like a casting call for a James Bond movie (the Roger Moore years.) A quick image search on the names turns up a handful of GRU officers in olive military uniforms,

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03 Jan 2017

How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar

“Given the size of Russia’s cybercrime underworld, it was not long before the military considered recruiting those it described as ‘hackers who have problems with the law.’ In an article titled ‘Enlisted Hacker’ in Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the government newspaper, a deputy minister of defense, Gen. Oleg Ostapenko, said the science

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03 Jan 2017

Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility

“As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility, according to experts and officials close to the investigation. “ Source: Russian government hackers

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02 Jan 2017

Putin’s Real Long Game

“Third, information warfare is not about creating an alternate truth, but eroding our basic ability to distinguish truth at all. It is not ‘propaganda’ as we’ve come to think of it, but the less obvious techniques known in Russia as ‘active measures’ and ‘reflexive control’. Both are designed to make

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